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in your blood. >> reporter: in 1980 mitchell became a united states senator himself, earning a reputation that follows him to this day as a skilled negotiator, tryingçó o understand the other side. >> why do they believe as they do? why do they act as they do? is there something to their position that i don't understand or that i've been wrong about? the most disturbing thing now is the rigidity of some. we are right. we're 100% right. if you disagree with us, you're not just wrong. you're not an american. >> reporter: in fact, in 1989, when he was elected senate majority leader, democrat mitchell did something that is hard to imagine in this era of partisan animosity. on his first day, he made a pledge to republican leader bob dole. >> i'll never try to embarrass you. i will never attack you personally. it's almost unheard of these days, but in those days it was cord yalt. we had a relationship. he's my friend. he's a great legislator. >> reporter: mitchell was so well respected on both sides of the aisle that president bill clinton wanted to make him a supreme court justice. >> i've a
the united states ever existed. july of 1944 the japannese decided to make an example >> reporter: he tells his students at the university of guam that guam's colonial past defines its present >> colonizedded by the spanish, the americans, the japannese and now it's very americanized but it's still very different. so you can have somebody from the states come to guam and say, you know, this feels like just like i'm in indiana or anywhere in the united states. you have a person come from indiana and come to guam and say this feels like i'm a country because of so many people moving back and forth across the pacific have made their way to guam. has all these influences. it's hard for guam to figure out what it is. >> reporter: while it has the biggest k-mart in the world and guamians are u.s. citizens they cannot actually vote in federally lexes. that's because guam is one of 14 u.s. territories, like alaska and hawaii were before they became states. only guam never made it that far. >> guam you have to say i'm from guam usa to kind of assert. i'm part of the united states. >> reporter: the j
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